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      06-30-2012, 04:28 PM   #133
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A lot more are being wrecked then I previously thought!
Exactly what i was thinking....
Be interesting to see the owners,there ages and gender !!
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      06-30-2012, 04:35 PM   #134
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more pics coming......after i get back from dinner..lol...
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      06-30-2012, 05:37 PM   #135
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Thanks for the offer to buy but as of now none are for sale....what I will do is post some pics of vp76122 getting put back together....this one had the least amount of damage and was finished in about 2 weeks...this coupe was no were near being a total loss....I can't understand why the insurance wrote it off.....
If you can please keep me in the loop when and if you deside to sell vp76122 I would appreciate it very much.
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      06-30-2012, 07:06 PM   #136
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Sounds about right. Though the pricing may seem high to most, any shop able to charge the high number in my experience is the higher quality shop... especially with regards to wraps...

But either way, all wraps have their flaws.

The paint protection film is much more $$$ than a vinyl for starters and clearly has its benefits over just laying down vinyl.
I am also talking about PPF film but its clear matte and converts finish and is not $7k.
Xpel came out with Stealth film which is like any other PPF.
http://www.xpel.com/products/stealth_film.asp


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      06-30-2012, 07:14 PM   #137
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13 xxP75913 3/2011 1st US Car USA E82 (M) Valencia Orang(B44)

is my car and is the first us car but you are close. Great job for preserving the 4 1m Coupes. your to be commended.
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      07-01-2012, 08:29 PM   #138
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Very good (and noble) work, Glassoman, giving these 1Ms another chance in life. Will make it a point to stop by one day and say yellow.

Somewhat off-topic, but do you have a good upholsterer in the area you can recommend (looking for custom type work)? TIA
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      07-01-2012, 10:56 PM   #139
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after a couple of quick pulls the damaged sheet metal is cut off.......


and yes....i am truely lucky to be able to do what i love.....i enjoy going to shop everyday when im working on one of these projects....waiting for the tow truck to bring my next project is like waiting for santa on christmas eve...
This should be made into a 1 off convertible. That would be awesome.
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      07-02-2012, 06:17 PM   #140
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most of the damage was caused by whatever the coupe ran into on the lower right front....the crossmber broke and the right front lower control arms were damaged......luckily the rail didn't seem to suffer any deformation...the right rear tire blew and caused some damage inside the wheel opening....the exhaust probably got damaged by the transporters during the recovery process....the hood and fenders had some damage and scratches....it looked like it ran threw a chain link fence.....


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      07-02-2012, 06:33 PM   #141
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decided to take the motor out to make it easier to swap the crossmember and also to allow measuring of the unibody on the cellette bench....


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      07-02-2012, 06:46 PM   #142
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after measuring , the new crossmember is bolted in to double check proper alignment.... assembly can begin.....


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      07-02-2012, 06:55 PM   #143
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at this point the new crossmember and suspension are swapped in place of the damaged parts....everything is checked on the engine especially the turbos.....the last thing you need to find out is that you have a problem after you install the motor....

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      07-02-2012, 08:13 PM   #144
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Kudos to you, 1M surgeon.
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      07-03-2012, 02:42 AM   #145
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why not do a carbon fiber roof inlay if you will be doing the roof anyway?

Same thing for other parts - why not get upgraded hoods/wheels/shocks/etc if you are redoing them?

I assume you are going to sell them right? not hold on to them all forever!
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why not do a carbon fiber roof inlay if you will be doing the roof anyway?

Same thing for other parts - why not get upgraded hoods/wheels/shocks/etc if you are redoing them?

I assume you are going to sell them right? not hold on to them all forever!
I kinda thought about this myself when seeing this thread emerge. I'll let OP answer, but to me, standing in his shoes, cost would be one factor to consider, and target audience another.

While it may make sense for people like you or me, economically for the shop (and potential buyers) it may not be worthwhile to add a 2K CF roof. At the end of the day, no matter what you add to a car of this sort, it will be with a salvaged title, and majority of buyers will shy away from it on that principle alone. As some have mentioned, these would be perfectly tailored for a track car, stripped to the bones, perhaps not even street legal. The CF roof may appeal to folks like that, but then again if that is all you are targeting as a buyer base, it may be a long wait before the car sells to such set of hands, which once again goes back to the economics and bottom line.
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Yeah I see what ur saying - might be cool to have a goal for each project based on damage -

- OEM
- OEM plus
- street legal/track
- track only

The you have the range
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at this point the new crossmember and suspension are swapped in place of the damaged parts....everything is checked on the engine especially the turbos.....the last thing you need to find out is that you have a problem after you install the motor....


I would love to wake up every morning and go to work for this...... Amazing stuff!
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      07-03-2012, 12:20 PM   #149
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Awesome thread. Keep us updated with pictures!
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at the present moment i haven't considered selling any of these 1m's yet...it seems as though everything happened so fast with getting them that i haven't really thought of what their future will be....as far as doing mods...i like returning vehicles back to stock...i can't expect that everyone would agree with my taste in upgrades....also and most importantly is cost......it's very difficult to recoup money you've invested making something the way you like it....i think someone would prefer a stock vehicle as a start and then go from there...
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at the present moment i haven't considered selling any of these 1m's yet...it seems as though everything happened so fast with getting them that i haven't really thought of what their future will be....as far as doing mods...i like returning vehicles back to stock...i can't expect that everyone would agree with my taste in upgrades....also and most importantly is cost......it's very difficult to recoup money you've invested making something the way you like it....i think someone would prefer a stock vehicle as a start and then go from there...
i will buy one if u ever decided to sell but it has to be alpina white.
great work.
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me too...put me down for in case youre ready for sale
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at the present moment i haven't considered selling any of these 1m's yet...it seems as though everything happened so fast with getting them that i haven't really thought of what their future will be....as far as doing mods...i like returning vehicles back to stock...i can't expect that everyone would agree with my taste in upgrades....also and most importantly is cost......it's very difficult to recoup money you've invested making something the way you like it....i think someone would prefer a stock vehicle as a start and then go from there...
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i will buy one if u ever decided to sell but it has to be alpina white.
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      07-04-2012, 11:51 AM   #153
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Id consider a white one too
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      07-04-2012, 10:17 PM   #154
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Id consider a white one too
damn brother considering two 1M's... Must be nice!!! do work!
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